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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Negligence claims cost West Midlands hospitals £45m

  • NHS

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, had the biggest bill in the region – £13.9 million for 2013-14

Julie Burn, Michelle Monnes-Thomas and Katherine Lloyd, the new community care team at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler creates community care team in wake of Care Act

  • Law

The firm says it has made the move in response to major changes that will stem from the introduction of the Care Act and an expected upsurge in enquiries

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Serco handed control of Birmingham's leisure centres

The company will design and build four new swimming pools at Erdington, Stechford Cascades, Icknield Port Loop, in Edgbaston, and Northfield

General Election 2015 survey: Help us produce a Manifesto for Birmingham

The Birmingham Post is today launching a survey to find out what our readers want.

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

  • NHS

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

The Suggested Rules of Health

From the archives: How to lead ‘healthier and therefore more cheerful life’ in Bournville

Set of rules state that if followed they could ensure you live ‘ten years longer than those who ignore them’

Good Hope Hospital

Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals rake in £4m for parking

  • NHS

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Good Hope, Solihull and Heartlands hospitals was top of the league for money received from parking charges

Dr Raj Mattu

'Climate of fear' within NHS according to whistleblowers

  • NHS

Review hears evidence that bullying has led some whistleblowers to brink of suicide.

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Birmingham Women's Hospital set for £63m facelift

The hospital, which has been on its Edgbaston site since 1968, is to get a new gynaecology unit, expanded maternity unit and new in-patient accommodation

'eBay-style auction' for elderly at Birmingham social services

City council accused of taking the humanity out of the care home system to find places for the elderly

A UK Border Agency officer checks a passport

Politicians have failed to listen to the public on immigration, warns Labour MP

A survey of constituents by a Birmingham MP found a substantial minority opposes any form of immigration

New partner for Mills & Reeve's health and care team

  • Law

Rhian Vandrill joins as a partner from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Whistleblower Dr David Drew

NHS staff who speak out 'could still lose job'

  • NHS

Whistleblower says he hopes no-one else should endure his ordeal on the eve of a key report from Sir Robert Francis into creating an open reporting culture in the NHS

Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Long time since Labour's prawn cocktail offensive

Last time Labour was in opposition the party launched the "prawn cocktail offensive", when it wined and dined business leaders in an attempt to convince them that Labour was on their side.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital is facing demands to make £60m in savings

£60m cuts at Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be piled on 'untenable' financial pressures

QE's finance chief warns that frontline healthcare will suffer as city's flagship hospital faces demands to make massive savings

Ian Copley, new head of sales for Wesleyan's medical north team

Wesleyan appoints new head of sales for medical north team

Ian Copley will lead a team of 94 financial consultants and seven area managers in the North of England, providing advice and products to meet the needs of medical professionals

Four Dwellings Academy, Lea Forest Primary Academy and Montgomery Primary Academy swapped the books for the brawn as they competed in the UKs very first 31-legged race at the Birmingham NEC all in the name of Sport Relief

Accepting childhood inactivity comes at a great cost

Action needed as report highlights too many kids not fit for purpose.

Eric Pickles

Beleagured Birmingham City Council's relief at Eric Pickles' team of trouble shooters

Worries that Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles would send some politically motivated gung ho character to stride into town like a new sheriff in Dodge City to clean up the Council House have to some extent been allayed.

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